Superstar Rajinikanth, the indisputable ‘King’ of Kollywood when it comes to theatrical collections within and outside the country, has created another record: his upcoming film Kabali has already done business worth Rs.200 crores even as its date of release in theatres is exactl a month away!
Directed by Pa. Rajnith, Rajini’s Kabali has easily become the most anticipated, most awaited film of the year. The release and distribution rights of the film have been sold at unheard-of prices with the U.S. rights alone accounting for Rs.8.5 crores. The film is gearing up for a grand worldwide release on 01st July in India, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and also in China and Japan.
In Sri Lanka too, Kabali is slated to release in as many as 50 halls. The release and distribution rights of the film in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka and Telengana alone have been sold for more than Rs.200 crores, it is reported. Moreover, talks are also on to release the film in a huge manner in halls across North India.
This is for the first time in the history of Indian films that a film has done business worth more than Rs.200 crores even before it has hit the screens. This has made the whole of the film industry look at Kabali in awe. Kabali would also be the first-ever Indian film to be releasing simultaneously in China and Hong Kong.